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New Microsoft Download: Active Directory Replication Status Tool

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New Microsoft Download: Active Directory Replication Status Tool

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Our Microsoft Customer Service and Support experts have released a new tool for diagnosing AD replication errors: ADREPLSTATUS.  Here is the description from the download page:

The Active Directory Replication Status Tool (ADREPLSTATUS) analyzes the replication status for domain controllers in an Active Directory domain or forest. ADREPLSTATUS displays data in a format that is similar to REPADMIN /SHOWREPL * /CSV imported into Excel but with significant enhancements.
Specific capabilities for this tool include:

  • Expose Active Directory replication errors occurring in a domain or forest.
  • Prioritize errors that need to be resolved in order to avoid the creation of lingering objects in Active Directory forests.
  • Help administrators and support professionals resolve replication errors by linking to Active Directory replication troubleshooting content on Microsoft TechNet.
  • Allow replication data to be exported to source or destination domain administrators or support professionals for offline analysis.

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  • Thanks for sharing.

  • Ashley, thanks for sharing this - this tool is certainly a welcome addition to Microsoft's growing family of cmd-line tools for AD management.

    I'm active on ActiveDirSec.org, an SME community forum on <a href="ActiveDirSec.org">Active Directory Security</a>, and to help spread he word, I might just mention it there as well, so others can download and use it too.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Have you tried using Dynamic AD Replication Checker Tool located at www.Dynamic-SpotAction.com

  • I've just installed this tool on a Winders Server 2003 machine, but it doesn't load. A .net error is posted in the event viewer:
    Application: repl.exe
    Framework Version: v4.0.30319
    Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
    Exception Info: System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException
    Stack: .....

    There's lots more to that error if its useful. Have you come across this?

  • Hi Neil,
    Do you have .NET 3.5.1 and .NET 4.0 installed on this old server?
    Ashley
    GoateePFE

  • I am having the same problem as Neil, my WIndows 2003 Server has both .Net 3.5.1 and .Net 4.0. I used Aaron Stebner's ".Net Framework Setup Verification Utility" and it reports no problems with the .Net installs.

    I asked this question here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/5be76104-173a-47f7-81f5-805aa47393fe/active-directory-replication-status-tool-is-not-compatible-with-windows-2003?forum=winserverDS and was adviced to contact Microsoft Support. Contacting Support for a free tool failing to run on a virtually discontinued OS? sounds rather far fetched to me

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